Jessi Teich, the Jersey girl who landed in Philly after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, is commonly considered an old blues, jazz, and soul singer-songwriter trapped in a young woman’s body. She’s garnered favorable comparisons to Amy Winehouse, Adele, Sade, Fiona Apple, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. Teich’s single “Diggin’ A Ditch” from her latest album “Twisted Soul” is currently #1 on the Official European Independent Music Chart. Teich also has been featured at the Roots’ annual Roots Picnic (alongside Kid Cudi, De La Soul, Diplo, St. Vincent, Stretch Armstrong, and DJ Diamond Kuts), WaWa Welcome America!, Bethlehem Musikfest, the Canadian Music Festival and prestigious venues throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, including Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater.
Neil is the Online Editor for Making Music Magazine and tested his skill with tickling the ivories once, but since becoming part of the team at Making Music, he might give it a second try.